Quarterly Updates for (1 Apr 2019 — 30 Jun 2019)

               On 13 June, the European Union (EU)’s advocate general Gerald Hogan made a non-binding legal recommendation to the European Court of Justice stipulating that the court “should rule that EU law requires for a product originating in a territory occupied by Israel since 1967, the indication of the geographical name of this territory and the indication that the product comes from an Israeli settlement if that is the case.” Advocate General Hogan’s recommendation raises ethical considerations about consumers’ rights to boycott and compares these to apartheid South Africa.

               The EU condemned Israel on 29 June for issuing tenders for 805 settlement units in East Jerusalem, calling the new settlement units an “obstacle to peace.”